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In Chicago we have had our study group meetings for the last 32 years. It has been a great source of support for friendship and creativity. Of course some months are better attended than others, and the quality and volume of the work varies. But I have always come away feeling better. From time to time, however, I’m saddened by the thought that with all the inspiring work that has passed through those doors, none of it has been chronicled. There will be no evidence that we even existed!
I know that over the years other study groups in other cities have sprung up, varying in size and frequency of meeting. In featuring all levels of works from them, the point is to show just how important a study group can be in our development as calligraphers, at so many different levels. And, YES, it shows, indeed, WE WERE HERE! This informal gathering of kindred spirits has nurtured us, given us continuity in ways we may have hoped for, or may never have expected. I would like for it to be a legacy to pass on to current and future calligraphers: a way to inspire others to start their own study groups.
So, for the beginning of this year I will be featuring attendees of our Chicago group. We have had an embarrassment of riches over the decades when it comes to talent. This is a sampling. PLEASE send me works from any study group you may have been part of so it may be featured here and inspire others: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This work was done by Pam Paulsrud:
"Hold my Hand "
Here is a small series from 2015 entitled Hold my Hand inspired by the poem written by my brother in honor of my mother….
"And now I know, a million miles from then
The Ferris wheel still spins
Don’t be afraid, Mom, hold my hand
Squeeze tight, look at the lights
It’s pretty out tonight"
Select lines were written in graphite vertically over a wash. Sumi in a pen created the marks that were then embellished with colored pencil.Each of these works are 8"x14".
The Ferris Wheel by my brother John Walter.
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